The British are desperate to shorten the length of WW2 and propose a daring raid to smash Germany's industrial heart. At first the objective looks impossible until a British scientist invents an ingenious weapon capable of destroying the planned target. Written by
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The story of the "bombs that had to bounce" - and the air-devils who had to drop 'em!
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Footage used to show the bombs as they skipped on the surface of the water towards the dams was drawn from footage of the bombs being tested. The backspin placed on the bombs, which was secret at the time, gave them gyroscopic stability when skipping across the water, then held them against the dams as they sank. To conceal the backspin, the bombs in the footage were painted over frame by frame. See more
Some crew are seen to be entering the Lancasters prior to taking off wearing normal walking shoes instead of flying boots. See more
[Harris arrives in the Operations Room to follow the progress of the attack. Officers in the room come to attention and salute
Well, Cocky, how's it going?
Air Vice-Marshal Cochrane
All right so far, sir. The first wave's about twenty miles from the Dutch coast. Enemy radar has probably picked them up by now
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